More than twenty million Americans suffer from kidney problems. These problems include urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney stones, kidney cancer, polycystic kidney disease (PKD), nephrotic syndrome and genetic disorders. The kidneys make a tremendous effort in their attempts to keep the blood clear of toxic substances such as lead, cadmium, mercury and other heavy metals (although these are difficult to pass).
The kidneys also maintain fluid and electrolyte balance and regulate the pressure that the heart creates to force the blood through their filtering system. Kidney stones greatly undermine these vital functions, which may further increase the chance of accumulating heavy metals in the body and raise its general level of toxicity. This may lead to infection, high blood pressure, heart disease, brain disorders, cancer, and many other imbalances.
The following signs indicate the presence of crystals and stones in the kidneys or bladder:
- Dark or whitish color under the eyes.
- Puffy or swollen eyes, particularly in the morning.
- Deep wrinkles under and around the eyes.
- Tiny whitish, tan-colored or dark lumps under the eyes, which can be felt or made visible when stretching the skin outward toward the cheekbones.
- Overlapping of the upper eyelid.
- Chronic pain in the lower back.
- Swelling of feet and legs.
- Constant fear or anxiety.
A number of herbs can effectively dissolve kidney stones within a period of three to six weeks. Regardless of whether someone has been diagnosed with kidney stones or not, doing a kidney cleanse once or twice a year has tremendous curative and preventive benefits. The kidney cleanses not only improves overall physical health but also reduces stress, fear, and anxieties.
The Kidney Cleanse
You may also need to cleanse the kidneys, if the presence of gallstones in the liver, or other causes, have led to the development of stones in the kidneys or the urinary bladder. The kidneys are very delicate, blood-filtering organs that easily get congested as a result of poor digestion, stress and an irregular lifestyle. The main causes of congestion in the kidneys are kidney stones. Most kidney stones/crystals/sand, however, is too small to be recognized through modern diagnostic instruments, such as X-rays.
The following herbs, when taken daily for a period of 20-30 days, can help dissolve and eliminate all the various types of kidney stones, including uric acid stones, oxalic acid stones, phosphate stones, and amino acid stones. If you have a history of kidney stones and want to completely clean out your kidneys, you may need to repeat this cleanse several times, at intervals of six to eight weeks.
- Marjoram (1oz)
- Cat’s Claw (1oz)
- Comfrey Root (1oz)
- Fennel Seed (2oz)
- Chicory Herb (2oz)
- Uva Ursi (2oz)
- Hydrangea Root (2oz)
- Gravel Root (2oz)
- Marshmallow Root (2oz)
- Golden Rod Herb (2oz)
Take 1 oz. each of the first three herbs and 2 oz. each of the rest of the herbs and thoroughly mix them together. Keep them in an airtight container. Before bedtime, soak two to three heaping tablespoons of the mixture in two cups of water, cover it and leave covered overnight. The next morning bring the concoction to a boil; let it simmer for a few minutes and strain. If you forget to prepare the tea in the evening, in the morning bring it to a boil and let it sit or lightly simmer 10-15 minutes before straining.
Drink a few sips at a time in six to eight portions throughout the day. This tea does not have to be taken warm or hot, but do not refrigerate it. Do not add sugar or sweeteners. Leave at least one hour after eating before taking your next sips.
Repeat this procedure for 20-30 days. If you experience discomfort or stiffness in the lower-back area it is because of salt crystals from kidney stones passing through the ureter ducts of the urinary system. Any strong smell and darkening of the urine at the beginning of or during the cleanse indicate a major release of toxins from the kidneys. Usually, the release is gradual and does not significantly change the color or texture of the urine. Important: During the cleanse, support the kidneys by drinking extra amounts of water, a minimum of six and a maximum of eight glasses per day.
During the cleanse, avoid consuming animal products, dairy foods, tea, coffee, alcohol, carbonated beverages, chocolate and any other foods or beverages that contain preservatives, artificial sweeteners, coloring agents, etc. While cleansing the kidneys, harsh substances such as chemicals may not only interfere with the cleanse, but may also injure the kidneys.
In addition to drinking this kidney tea each day, you may chew a small piece of rind from an organic lemon on the left side of your mouth and a small piece of carrot on the right side of your mouth 30-40 times each. This stimulates the kidney functions and triggers the release of specific enzymes that help with the breakdown of certain acidic deposits in the kidneys. Make certain that there about half an hour in between chewing “cycles.” Although this is not an essential part of the cleanse, it can enhance its effectiveness.
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Source: Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation by Andreas Moritz